Today's News

  • Owen recertified in Storm Ready program

    Storm Ready is a nationwide program that helps communities better protect their citizens during severe weather and tornadoes. The program encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations. Storm Ready provided Owen County Emergency managers with clear-cut guidelines on how to improve Owen County in hazardous weather operations.

  • Heroin bill would have addressed state’s epidemic

    Sometimes doing nothing is the worst plan of all.  When it comes to the scourge of heroin in our community, the Kentucky House of Representatives chose to do nothing this past session to combat the deadliest drug epidemic to hit the district in years.  
    With several overdoses in the past few weeks in both Owen and Scott counties, I am disgusted with how House Leadership left Senate Bill 5, the Heroin Bill, out to dry in the final moments of the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly Session.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Aug. 5, 2014

    Derrick J. Anderson, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Sept. 9.
    Bryan P. Briede, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $10,000, continued to Aug. 19.
    Donnie Carmack, 1978, show cause hearing, owes $220 fine, fine suspended.
    Donnie R. Carmack, 1978, complicity manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree complicity possession of a controlled substance, first-degree persistent felony offender, pleaded guilty, adopted plea agreement.

  • Officer with Owen roots to become next Frankfort police chief

    Jeff Abrams, a major in the Frankfort Police Department with Owen County roots, will fill Chief Walter Wilhoite’s shoes when he retires at the end of August.
    Frankfort Mayor Bill May announced the decision at the Frankfort City Commission meeting on July 28.
    Abrams has served on the force for about 18 years.
    Abrams was born and raised in Frankfort. He worked for two years as a correctional officer at the Franklin County Regional Jail before joining the force. Abrams will take over as police chief Sept 1.

  • Owen County District Court - Aug. 8, 2014

    Dakota M. Brockmeyer, 1994, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree disorderly conduct, bonded out.
    Charles Calvert Chandler, 1953, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded not guilty, continued to Sept. 5, operator’s license suspended pre-trial.
    Aaron French, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to Sept. 5.
    James C. House, 1977, contempt of court, owes $463 restitution, fees and costs, contempt 180 days, pay by Sept. 5.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Close the books on another 127

  • Wedding announcement: Dugan and Cochran

  • Stamper to discuss church and Pleasant Home

    On Thursday, former Owen countian Ernie Stamper will be presenting a program to the Owen County Historical Society, covering the history of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and its community of Pleasant Home.
    A center piece of the presentation is  video from 16mm film shot in the 1930s by G. L. Wainscott, the founder of the Ale8 Bottling Company and Owen County native.

  • Special Birthday: Bob House

    On Aug. 16 from 2-5 p.m. at Beechwood Assembly of God Church, the family of Robert “Bob” House invite you to attend the celebration of his 90th birthday. Please join family and friends for this special occasion.

  • Owen County retired teachers holding activities

    Any member of the Owen County Retired Teachers group who is planning on attending the fifth district workshop at the Oldham County Aquatic Center on Aug. 28 should contact Faye Shelton by Aug. 18 for lunch reservations.
    Also,  retired teachers should mark their calendars for Sept. 9, at 5:30 p.m. for the annual potluck picnic at Fairway Golf Clubhouse.
    New retirees will be honored guests at this dinner meeting which is the kick-off for a new year.